How To Disable Useless Windows XP Startup Items – Faster XP 2012 – Ep. 2
- September 3, 2012
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
When an application is installed onto the Windows XP operating system, a number of things happen. First, that program is registered into the Windows XP system registry. Second, the files are dropped into hard drive directories. Third, registry associations are created between the two. Fourth, often if selected, the program is registered to start on startup.
There are certain programs people wish to have start on Windows XP startup. In most cases, however, individuals believe these items need to start on Windows XP startup in order to function properly, and this simply isn’t the case.
Quite often, the only benefit of placing an item on Windows XP startup is so that particular program loads faster when the user calls upon it. In essence, a form of the program is always loaded into system memory. For those of us optimizing, we would prefer that those programs only get loaded into memory when we want to use them. That is where this tweak comes in handy.
Disabling useless startup items in Windows XP is an essential step in maximizing system resources both on startup and standard usage.
About This Episode:
In this video, we cover all of the steps necessary in using Glary Utilities freeware optimization utility for disabling useless items on Windows XP startup.
How To Disable Useless Windows XP Startup Items:
2. Install ‘Glary Utilities’ making sure you uncheck the boxes for the toolbars and shortcuts.
3. Open ‘Glary Utilities’.
4. Select the ‘Modules’ tab.
5. Select the ‘Optimize and Improve’ section.
6. Choose ‘Startup Manager’.
7. On the right, ‘Disable’ any startup program with 1/5ths red bar or more.
8. For items without ratings, find the executable filename in the ‘Path’ column.
9. Google the ‘Executable Filename’, for example, ctfmon.exe.
10. Read the description of the executable, if useless, disable it.
11. If you are unsure whether you need an item or not, leave it alone.
You an re-enable a startup item at any time. As stated in the final step, it is always safer to avoid disabling an item if you are unsure of what it does. In most cases, however, just about all items can be disabled on Windows XP startup.
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